Qantas to launch direct flights to Paris in time for 2024 Olympics


Qantas will launch a new direct route from Perth to Paris in time for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The new direct 17-hour flight is expected to slash around three hours off the carrier’s current fastest travel time between the two cities using its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Marking the third direct route to Europe by Qantas, the new service kicks off from 12 July 2024 operating four days per week but will move to three per week from mid-August 2024.

“This route has been on our wish list for a while, and we think customers will be as pleased as we are to see it go on sale today,” said Qantas CEO Vanessa Hudson.

“Our direct flights to London and Rome have been hugely popular, and Paris is the next most-requested destination.”